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Investigations
in Number,
Data, and Space

 

 

Games in Investigations
These games are used to practice and reinforce basic math concepts. The rules can be found in your child's Student Math Handbook (SMH) and are referenced in the chart below. Clicking the links will pull up copies of game cards and recording sheets or other resources needed to play these games.

Quick Links
Number Sense     Addition     Addition/ Money     Subtraction    
Subtraction/ Money     Addition/Subtraction    Multiplication/ Division   
Fractions     Decimals

Topic

Skill

Name

Materials

Gr.

Unit

SMH
p. #

Number Sense

Counting to 20

Collect 20 Together

dot cube, counters

1

1

G1

Number Sense

Comparing numbers

Compare Dots

dot cards (M11, 18, or 19)

1

1

G3

Number Sense

Comparing numbers

Compare

primary # cards w/o wild cards

1

1

G2

Number Sense

Comparing numbers

Double Compare Dots

dot cards (M11, 18, or 19)

1

1

G7

Number Sense

Comparing numbers

Double Compare

primary # cards w/o wild cards

1

1

G6

Number Sense

Numbers to 100

Missing Numbers

100 chart (M41), 10 pennies, recording sheet (M42)

1

3

G18

Number Sense

Numbers to 100

Guess My Number on a 100 Chart

100 Chart (M5)

2

6

G8

 

Addition

Sums to 12

Five in a Row

2 dot cubes, 20 counters, gameboard (M26, 30, or 31)

1

1

G9

Addition

Sums to 20

Five in a Row with Three Cards

primary # cards w/o wild cards, 20 counters, gameboard (M43)

1

6

G11

Addition

Sums to 12

Roll and Record

2 dot cubes, recording sheet (M28)

1

1

G19

Addition

Missing addends

How Many Am I Hiding?

8-12 connecting cubes (or counters), recording sheet (M37)

1

1

G14

Addition

Missing addends

Counters in a Cup

8-12 counters, cup, recording sheet (M7)

1

3

G4

Addition

Sums to 10

Dot Addition

dot addition cards (M9), gameboards (M10, M11, M17, M18, M23, M24)

1

3

G5

Addition

Missing addends

Cover Up

45 counters, recording sheet (M19)

2

3

G6

Addition

Sums to 10, adding on to 30

Three Towers of 10

dot cube, 30 connecting cubes per player in 2 colors, crayons in 2 colors, recording sheet (M4)

1

6

G25

Addition

Sums to 10

Make 10

primary # cards w/o wild cards, sheet of paper

1

6

G15

Addition

Sums to 10

Make 10

primary # cards w/o wild cards

2

1

G9

Addition

Sums to 10

Tens Go Fish

primary # cards w/o wild cards, sheet of paper

1

6

G23

Addition

Sums to 10

Tens Go Fish

primary # cards w/o wild cards, sheet of paper

2

1

G14

Addition

Adding on to 60

Ten Turns

number cube,, 60 counters, recording sheet (M1)

1

8

G24

Addition

Sums to 12, make tens

Roll Tens

number cube (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), dot cube, 30 connecting cubes, 30 mat (M38 or M40)

1

8

G21

Addition

Sums to 12

Plus 1 or 2 Bingo

primary # cards w/o wild cards, 2 kinds of counters-20 per player, gameboard (M20)

2

1

G10

Addition

Sums to 20

Plus 9 or 10 Bingo

primary # cards w/o wild cards, 2 kinds of counters-20 per player, gameboard (M11)

2

8

G11

Addition

Sums to 20, equivalent expressions

Ten Plus

primary # cards w/o wild cards, 20 cubes or counters, recording sheet (M42-M43)

1

8

G22

Addition

Sums to 60

Roll a Square

2 dot cubes or 2 number cubes (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), 100 connecting cubes, gameboard (M11, 16, or 18)

2

6

G12

Addition

Sums to 100

Get to 100

Two multiple of 5 cubes, 100 chart (M5), game pieces, recording sheet (M24)

2

6

G7

Addition

Multiple addends

Beat the Calculator

calculator, Beat the Calculator cards (M6-M9)

2

3

G1

Addition

Adding 100s

Go Collecting

collection cards (M9-M16), recording sheet (M26)

3

3

G13

Addition

2 and 3 digit addition

Collections Match

collection cards (M9-M16), recording sheet (M41)

3

3

G8

Addition

2 and 3 digit addition

Collections Compare

collection cards-1 for ea. player (M31-M38),  recording sheet (M42)

3

8

G7

Addition, Money

Sums to 25

Collect 25

dot cube or number cube (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), coins

2

1

G3

Addition, Money

Sums to 50

Collect 50

two dot or two number cubes (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), coins

2

3

G4

Addition, Money

Sums to $1.00

Collect $1.00

two dot or two number cubes (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), coins

2

6

G5

Addition, Money

Sums (coins) to $1.00

Make a Dollar

coin cards (M39-42), recording sheet (M43)

3

1

G16

Addition, Money

 

Sums to $2.00

Collect $2.00

pennies, dimes, dollars, number cube (record #s 1-6 on ea. side), number cube (record #s 7-12 on ea. side), recording sheet (M19)

3

1

G6

 

Subtraction

Subtract from 12

Roll and Record: Subtraction

number cube (record #s 7-12 on ea. side), dot cube, recording sheet (M28)

1

3

G20

Subtraction

Subtract from 12

Five in a Row: Subtraction

number cube (record #s 7-12 on ea. side), dot cube, 20 counters, gameboard (M30)

1

3

G10

Subtraction

Subtract from 60

Unroll a Square

2 dot cubes or 2 number cubes (record #s 1-6 on ea. side, 100 cubes, gameboard (M33)

2

6

G15

Subtraction, Money

Subtract from $1.00

Spend a $1.00

2 dot cubes or 2 number cubes (record #s 1-6 on ea. side, money, recording sheet (M36)

2

6

G13

 

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to/from 20

Close to 20

primary # cards w/o wild cards, recording sheet (M15)

2

3

G2

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to/from 100

Close to 100

digit cards, recording sheet (M36)

3

1

G5

Addition, Subtraction

Sum/differences to 1000

Close to 1000

digit cards, recording sheet (M22)

4

5

G3

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to 1000

Close to 1000

digit cards, recording sheet (M7)

5

3

G2

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to 7500

Close to 7500

digit cards, recording sheet (M16)

5

3

G3

Addition, Subtraction

Sumsdifferences to/from 100

How Far From 100

digit cards, recording sheet (M55)

3

3

G15

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to/from 100

Capture 5

100 chart (M4), change cards (M14 and M15), 12 chips of 1 color, game piece for ea. Player, recording sheet (M16)

3

1

G3

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences to/from 300

Capture on a 300 Chart

300 chart-taped together (M30-32), plus/minus cards (M33), 30 chips, game piece for ea. player, recording sheet (M38)

3

3

G4

Addition, Subtraction

Sums/differences between 300-600

Capture from 300-600

300-600 chart-taped together (M12-M14), plus/minus cards (M15-M16), 30 chips, game piece for ea. Player, recording sheet (M17)

3

8

G1

Addition, Subtraction

Sum/differences to 1000 or to 10,000

Changing Places

1000 Book (M9), change cards (M10 or M24), recording sheet (M12 or M25)

4

5

G2

 

Multiplication

products to 100 (10x10)

Factor Pairs

array cards, Combinations I Know...recording sheet (M27)

3

5

G10

Multiplication

Products to 144 (12x12)

Factor Pairs

array cards

4

1

G6

Multiplication

products to 100 (10x10)

Practicing w/ Multiplication Cards

multiplication cards (M28-M33), array cards, scissors, paper clip, plastic bag

3

5

G19

Multiplication

products to 100 (10x10)

Count and Compare

array cards

3

5

G9

Multiplication

Computing multiples

Multiple Turn Over

multiple cards (M46-M49), recording sheet (M50)

4

1

G9

Multiplication

Products to 12x12

Small Array Big Array

array cards, recording sheet (M40), construction paper

4

3

G10

Multiplication

2-digits by 2-digits

Multiplication Compare

compare cards or digit cards- (variation)

5

1

G11

Multiplication
Division

Missing Factors

Missing Factors

array cards, recording sheet (M43)

3

5

G17

Multiplication Division

Missing Factors

Missing Factors

array cards, recording sheet (M45)

4

3

G8

Multiplication Division

Computing factors

Factor Bingo

number cards for Factor Bingo (M16), gameboard (M14 and M15), counters

4

8

G5

Division

3-digit dividend by 1 or 2 digit divisor

Division Compare

compare cards or digit cards- (variation)

5

1

G6

 

Fractions

Equivalent fractions, sums to 1

Fraction Cookies

pattern blocks, 3 fraction  cubes  (2 in one color and 1 in a different color- record on ea. side: 1/2, 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 2/3, 5/6), recording sheet (M16), intermediate (adding) and advanced (adding and subtracting) rules (M15 p.2)

3

7

G11

Fractions

Comparing fractions

Capture Fractions

Fraction cards (M16, M17, M18, M19)

4

6

G1

Fractions

Ordering fractions

In Between

fraction cards-diamond cards only (M14-M16), completed percent equivalent strip (for reference only)

5

4

G10

Fractions

Adding fractions, difference from 1

Roll Around the Clock

fraction cube (record on ea. side: 1/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 5/12, 1/2), fraction cube (record on ea. side: 1/2, 7/12, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 11/12),  copy of large clock-for reference (M21)

5

4

G12

Fractions

Equivalent fractions,
Adding fractions

Fraction Track

fraction cards (M14-M16), gameboard (M25 or M26-compl. board, and M27), twenty chips or sm. objects)

5

4

G8

Decimals

Comparing decimals

Decimal Compare

decimal cards-2 decks for 3 to 4 players (M26)

4

6

G4

Decimals

Decimal concepts, A
dding decimals

Fill Two

decimal cards (M26), 10x10 squares (M15), crayons or markers

4

6

G7

Decimals

Decimal concepts,
Adding decimals

Fill Two

decimal cards-set A, hundredths grids (M12), crayons or markers-2 or more colors ea.

5

6

G7

Decimals

Ordering decimals

Decimals in Between

decimal cards-set A and B

5

6

G5

Decimals

Ordering decimals

Smaller to Larger

decimal cards-set A and B

5

6

G14

Decimals

Adding decimals

Decimal Double Compare

decimal cards-set A (2 sets)

5

6

G4

Decimals

Adding decimals, subtracting from 1

Close to 1

decimal cards-set A and B, recording sheet (M25)

5

6

G1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Letters in Investigations
These letters should be coming home as indicated on the following chart. If you need a copy, click the hyperlink.
(coming soon!)

 

Kindergarten

Family Letters
Unit 1

Family Letter: About the Mathematics (session 1.2)
Family Letter: About the Mathematics (session 1.2) Spanish
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.5)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.5) Spanish

Unit 2

Family Letter: About the Mathematics (session 1.1)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.5)

Unit 3

Family Letter: About the Mathematics  (session 1.1)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.2)

Unit 4

Family Letter: About the Mathematics  (session 1.1)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 3.1)

Unit 5

Family Letter: About the Mathematics  (session 1.2)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.6)

Unit 6

Family Letter: About the Mathematics  (session 1.2)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 3.5)

Unit 7

Family Letter: About the Mathematics (session 1.1)
Family Letter Related Activities to Try at Home  (session 2.4)

 

 

 

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